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James Convery

Submitted by Dan Convery

James Convery's marriage was to a "DUGAN". 2 children by this marriage: Daniel and James. 1st son, Daniel A. Convery, was a ship's clerk. All traces of the 2nd son, James Convery, have been lost for years.

"My father had, to my knowledge, two brothers, Hugh Convery and Daniel Convery; and two (2) sisters, Lydia Convery and Sophia Convery. Lydia was, for years, the housekeeper for the late Bishop Phelan of Pittsburgh. Sophia married a "RUSSELL" and lived in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Hugh Green of Coyleville, PA, was also his sister. My father was born in York, PA in about 1830, according to his death record. For many years, my father served as toll keeper on Old Point Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA."
source: quoted by his son, Peter Francis Convery, who quoted from the old family Bible, which has since been destroyed.


"James Convery was a traveling hardware salesman, who drove a horse and buggy between Butler and Pittsburgh, PA"
source: quoted by his grandson, Francis Patrick Convery on 26 Jul 1992

James Convery died at Charity Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, on Sunday, 1 APR 1906; age 76 years, 8 months, 14 days. Buried in Coyleville, Butler, PA.

Other records (see notes below) refer to East End Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

"The following is on your grandfather: James Convery, aged 77 years (in 1906, the year of his death), died on Sunday, in East End Hospital, Pittsburgh. The deceased was born in York County, PA, and in 1843 his parents moved to Clearfield township, this county. After the death of his parents, Mr. Convery remained on the farmf or several years and removed to Butler to accept a position as a salesman for JGIW CAMPELL. For 26 years he traveled through the county selling stores for the firm. In recent years, the infirmities of old age settled upon him and he spent his closing days of a busy life with his children. In the prime of his life, he was well known in every section of Butler County and always bore an excellent reputation. He was a member of the Catholic Church and two of his daughters are in convents. The remains were removed to Clearfield township and taken to the house which had been erected by his father in 1843, when the family came to this county. Requiem mass was celebrated in St. John's Catholic Church on Tuesday morning and the remains were laid to rest in the Clearfield Cemetery. Survived by six sons: John of Newcastle, Joseph of Clearfield township, Lawrence and Frank of Butler, Charles of Pittsburgh, and Bartholemew of Denver, CO. Also, two daughters, Sister Charles of Evansville, Indiana, and Sister Augustine of Madison, Indiana."
source: Letter from Doctor Harry Convery Henderson, M.D., to Francis Patrick Convery, dated 28 May 1946

Obituary:
CONVERY
At a hospital in Pittsburgh, April 1, 1906, of pneumonia, James Convery of Wilmerding, formerly of this county, aged 77 years. He is survived by six sons and two daughters.
source: The Butler Citizen, Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, April 5, 1906

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